‘Kukulkán Nights’ light show returns to Chichén Itzá

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Chichén Itzá’s sound-and-light show returns Friday, April 14, 2023. Photo: Courtesy

Yucatán’s famous light-and-sound shows always break down, but they always come back — eventually.

“Kukulkán Nights,” which is projected on Chichén Itzá’s iconic pyramid, is one of those shows. It reopens to the public Friday after its high-tech machinery broke down on Jan. 1.

INAH said the 30-minute video mapping show will be only Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend and the following (April 21-23).

Thereafter, the shows will be Wednesdays through Sundays until June 16, and from then Sept. 4 to Nov. 17.

The shows start after dark and require a separate ticket. A guided tour, starting at 7, precedes it.

The tour includes the ballcourt and the Wall of Skulls, the Eagles & Jaguar Platform, Venus, Los Guerreros and Las Mil Columnas, the striking “thousand columns” representing warriors lost in battle.

Throughout this path, you can listen to audio with explanations about each structure, which is illuminated in different colors.

Cost of admission varies. For prices and other details, call Cultur’s Operations Department at 999-126-9925, or visit the Chichén Itzá website.

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